Lesson Plan

Magic 2D Shapes

In this mini-lesson, your ELs will learn all about 2D shapes using hands on practice! This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Shape It Up lesson plan.
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Shape Up: Identifying Shapes lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Shape Up: Identifying Shapes lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify 2D shapes and use accurate terms to describe them.

Language

Students will be able to describe 2D shapes that they have created using sentence frames and visual supports.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Gather the class together.
  • Hold up your string and tell students that this is a magic string, and that it is going to help them learn about something new in math today, shapes!
  • Ask students, "What is a shape?" Then have them turn and talk to a partner to share their thinking using the sentence frame: "I think a shape is ____________."
  • Explain that a shape is the outline of something and that today you will be learning about 2D or flat shapes.